Officer Commitee

M. Mahan

Mark Mahan, MD

Dr. Mark A. Mahan, MD, Associate Professor of neurosurgery, specializes in complex peripheral nerve surgery, endoscopic spine surgery and neurologic reconstruction for diseases such as spasticity, spinal cord injury, nerve injury and stroke. He runs an NIH-funded laboratory studying peripheral nerve injuries, serves as a leader in multiple national and international surgical societies, is an associate editor of several medical journals, participates in multiple clinical trials, authors numerous academic articles on peripheral nerve and spine topics, and teaches extensively in the US and internationally on endoscopic techniques.

Nerve surgery

Dr. Mahan is the only neurosurgeon in the Rocky Mountains who performs complex nerve surgery. Dr. Mahan treats nerve tumors; nerve entrapments; nerve injuries, such as brachial plexus injuries, nerve lacerations or trauma, or iatrogenic nerve injuries; nerve pain and nerve stimulation; functional nerve reconstruction, including for post-stroke spasticity or palsy and dystonia; as well as many other conditions.

Spine surgery

Dr. Mahan also performs the complete range of spinal surgery, including oncologic, deformity, minimally invasive and spinal trauma. He is a national and international educator for endoscopic spinal surgery. He is currently the only neurosurgeon in Utah who performs a high volume of endoscopic spine surgeries.

Dr. Mahan graduated from Princeton University for undergraduate education, worked on Wall Street in investment banking and private equity for 5 years, then earned his MD from Columbia University. He completed his residency at the internationally recognized Barrow Neurologic Institute and did fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic and University of California in San Diego.

Outside of work, Dr Mahan relaxes by getting out into the wilderness with his family. He can often be found running early in the morning.

ORCiD: 0000-0002-9777-4701


Benefits of Membership

“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >